How I Use It
I love using Brain Pop as an add on for any lesson. Luckily, if you wind up at the right school they will purchase the rights to use the site for you. The kids love the interactive play, videos, and more. They have so many educational tie-ins for reading and writing that you could use this site all year without having to wonder what you need to find next for a technology requirement.
I wish this was free. I've worked at a school that did not pay the subscription and that was a bummer. If the site was free, I would recommend that everyone use this site. Since the site is paid, I recommend that elementary teachers who like to build off of lesson content really look into this site. They have so much to offer, it is worth the price. The amount of content this site provides that ties back into lessons that I am working on/have worked on is great and worth your time to explore.